Books, Calaveras, Family, Latino culture, Latino Family Traditions, Latino Literature, Mexican History, Mexican Holiday food, Mexican traditions

What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

Yes, it's that time again...not Halloween, but Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and 2nd. I used to hear that celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (DLM)was morbid. But with some understanding of the cultural concept of Dia, it has become quite trendy--a real party. We did not celebrate DLM in my… Continue reading What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?

Maya Angelou, Mexican History, poetry, Poetry Month, poets, Sandra Cisneros, Social Justice, Strength

Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Andy Garcia, Catalina S. Moreno, Cristeros War, Dean Wright, Dr. Rudy Acuna, Eva Longoria, Faith, For Greater Glory, Jean Meyer, Mauricio Kuri, Mexican History, Religious freedom, Ruben Blades, Strong Women

What Price Would You Pay for Freedom?

For Greater Glory-photo filmofiliaAs a Latina and an American of Mexican descent, I often anticipate the release of films that highlight the history of Mexico or the Latino experience in the United States. That was the case with For Greater Glory with it's thought provoking tagline:                   … Continue reading What Price Would You Pay for Freedom?

Authors, Aztec, Book Review, Books, Colin Falconer, Malinali Tenepal, Malinche, Mexican History, Strong Women

La Malinche: Heroine or Traitor?

Aztec by Colin Falconer: Book Review.I read my fair share of books. If I took a photo of my bedroom (and I won't because the camera on my iPhone 3GS is crappy) you'd see two to three deep rows of books lined up back to back in my tall bookshelf. There are smaller books on… Continue reading La Malinche: Heroine or Traitor?